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  • Birth Of The Cool (Awaiting Repress) Birth Of The Cool (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Birth Of The Cool (Awaiting Repress)

    Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl


    Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, originally released in 1957 on Capitol Records. It compiles twelve tracks recorded by Davis's nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950.


    Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long.

    1. Jeru
    2. Move
    3. Godchild
    4. Budo
    5. Venus de Milo
    6. Rouge
    7. Boplicity
    8. Israel
    8. Deception
    10. Rocker
    11. Moon Dreams
    12. Darn That Dream
    Miles Davis
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  • Very Cool Very Cool Quick View

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    Very Cool

    Lee Konitz is widely recognized as one of the driving forces of cool jazz. His involvement with the movement included his participation in Miles Davis' pivotal album Birth of the Cool in 1949, as well as his extended work with pianist Lennie Tristano. During his long career, Konitz has played with musicians from a wide variety of jazz styles. Many Konitz connoisseurs consider Very Cool to be one of his finest albums as a leader. It consists of an original tune by Lee, two by the date's trumpeter Don Ferrara, a couple of jazz standards, and Billie's Bounce, one of many homages by Konitz to his (and probably all modern saxophonists) mentor, Charlie Parker.
    1. Sunflower (Don Ferrara)
    2. Stairway To The Stars (Parish-Malneck-Signorelli)
    3. Movin' Around (Don Ferrera)
    4. Kary's Trance (Lee Konitz)
    5. Crazy She Calls Me (Meyer-Kahn-Caesar)
    6. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)
    Lee Konitz
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bitches Brew: Live Bitches Brew: Live Quick View

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    Bitches Brew: Live

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    It has been said that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward.


    Even if that isn't true, Miles Davis certainly was one of the greatest music innovators of the 20th century, pioneering Cool Jazz (with the 1949 recording of Birth Of The Cool), Modal Jazz (with 1959's Kind Of Blue) and Fusion with 1970's Bitches Brew.


    Bitches Brew Live contains recordings from two performances: the first three songs were recorded at his Newport Jazz performance in July 1969 - a couple of weeks before the Bitches Brew Sessions in August of that year - and have remained unissued till this day.


    Miles performs with Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on acoustic bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums; musicians who all went on to become leaders of the Fusion movement. (Wayne Shorter unfortunately missed this date because he was stuck in traffic.) The A1 track 'Miles Runs The Voodoo Down' is the first professionally live recorded version of this song.


    The other six songs were recorded at the Isle Of Wight festival in 1970,and contain 'Directions' and 'It's About That Time' from the In A Silent Way sessions.


    Included in this exclusive release is a 12 page booklet with a liner note essay by renowned music journalist Michael Azzerad, and a special etch on the D side.

    Side 1

    1. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down

    2. Sanctuary

    3. It's About That Time/The Theme


    Side 2

    1. Directions

    2. Bitches Brew


    Side 3
    1. It's About That Time

    2. Sanctuary

    3. Spanish Key

    4. The Theme


    D-Side is etched

    Miles Davis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Gil Evans and Ten Gil Evans and Ten Quick View

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    Gil Evans and Ten

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom.


    Deep groove label LP pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    This reissue marks the first time ever that the stereo master tapes of this landmark title have been used.


    In 1957, Miles Davis, high on the success of his recent collaborations with his old friend Gil Evans, persuaded Prestige Records to give Evans his own record date. Evans packed the resulting album with the brilliance that music insiders had recognized since his days as an arranger for Claude Thornhill in the 1940s and his work on Davis' Birth of the Cool recordings. Writing for only 11 instruments, Evans used his wizardry with dynamics, motion and harmonic voicings to create orchestral effects suggesting a substantially larger orchestra. His settings stimulated his musicians to inspired improvisation. Among the soloists are trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, saxophonists Steve Lacy and Lee Konitz, and Evans himself, making his first recorded appearance as a pianist.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Remember
    2. Ella Speed
    3. Big Stuff
    4. Nobody's Heart
    5. Just One Of Those Things
    6. If You Could See Me Know
    7. Jambangle
    Gil Evans
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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